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Brad Keselowski celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Loudon, N.H. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

Championship chases continue to take shape in NASCAR weekend at NHMS

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Urgency at Loudon in September isn’t anything new. But there’s a new wrinkle for the fans showing up from all around New England and beyond to take in the Sprint Cup’s Chase for the Championship race on Sunday. The prospect of cutdowns to the Chase field looms. There are two races left, at NHMS and then at Dover, for drivers … 0

Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR’s Tony Stewart

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said yesterday he made the decision to present the case to a grand … 0

Gibbs cars need to find speed to contend in Chase

Sunday, September 7, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. – Joe Gibbs Racing got all three of its cars into NASCAR’s playoffs, but if something doesn’t turn around quickly, the organization won’t have a shot at winning the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth have a combined two victories between them, and the … 0

NASCAR bars drivers from exiting cars after wrecks

Saturday, August 16, 2014

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper – one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one of NASCAR’s most respected drivers. “I guess the one experience that comes to mind … 0

Column: Waiting to hear from Tony Stewart

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Plenty of people have weighed in on the tragic events last weekend at a short track in New York. A few were there. Many weren’t. But there’s only one person who really knows what happened: Tony Stewart. Until … 0

Stewart to sit out Sunday race in Michigan

Friday, August 15, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track. Stewart … 0

NHMS offering free NASCAR tickets to Market Basket employees

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The New Hampshire Motor Speedway is offering free NASCAR tickets to Market Basket employees in the middle of a bitter dispute about company leadership. The speedway announced yesterday it is inviting workers to the Sept. 21 Sylvania 300 with the hopes of boosting morale. A limited number of … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tennis Serena Williams, Federer, Murray advance in Cincy MASON, Ohio – Top-seeded Serena Williams won an opening match that was as close as it gets, rallying in both tiebreakers to move on at the Western & Southern Open. … 0

Stewart found his roots on sprint tracks

Monday, August 11, 2014

When Jason Leffler was killed in a sprint car crash last summer, Tony Stewart passionately defended the grassroots racing of America. When he triggered a 15-car accident a month later at an upstate New York race track that … 0

Allmendinger wins at Watkins Glen, stamps ticket to Chase

Sunday, August 10, 2014

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – AJ Allmendinger’s journey is almost complete. With a new contract, sponsor extensions and a solid one-car team at JTG Daugherty Racing, Allmendinger became a winner in Sprint Cup for the first time on a … 0

Ambrose aiming to save season with win at The Glen

Saturday, August 9, 2014

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Eleven drivers have at least one Sprint Cup victory and are locked into the Chase for the championship. Marcos Ambrose wants to make it an even dozen. Next stop, the Cheez-It 355 tomorrow on … 0

Gordon retains Drive to End Hunger as primary sponsor

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon will have Drive to End Hunger back on the hood of his No. 24 Chevrolet in 2015. Hendrick Motorsports announced yesterday that AARP and AARP Foundation’s nationwide campaign to address the problem of older adult hunger will return as a primary sponsor … 0

National Guard to pull out of NASCAR and IndyCar

Thursday, August 7, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The National Guard said yesterday it will end its sponsorship of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and IndyCar’s Graham Rahal, but it is not clear when that goes into effect. Hendrick Motorsports said in a statement it has a contract through 2015. “We have not … 0

Success for Earnhardt Jr., Gordon a dream scenario for NASCAR

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It was Jeff Gordon’s championship to lose just a week ago after his record fifth win at the Brickyard. Then Dale Earnhardt Jr. completed a season sweep at Pocono and now he’s the guy to … 0

Earnhardt win completes season sweep at Pocono

Monday, August 4, 2014

LONG POND, Pa. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras. That’s one for every win. The beer baths, champagne toasts, selfies and photo opps in Victory Lane are … 0